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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

ESCORTS

ESPORA corvettes (1985-2004)

Espora 1990

Parker 2000

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Espora P10, 1989- P41 AFNE, Rio Santiago 10/3/1980 23/1/1982 5/7/1985 in service (2018)
Rosales P11, 1989- P42 AFNE, Rio Santiago 7/1/1981 4/3/1983 14/11/1986 in service (2018)
Spiro P12, 1989- P43 AFNE, Rio Santiago 1/4/1982 24/6/1983 24/11/1987 in service (2018)
Parker P44 AFNE, Rio Santiago 9/2/1982 31/3/1984 17/4/1990 in service (2018)
Robinson P45 AFNE, Rio Santiago 6/6/1983 15/2/1985 28/8/2000 in service (2018)
Gómez Roca (ex-Seaver) P46 AFNE, Rio Santiago 1/12/1983 14/11/1986 17/5/2004 in service (2018)

Displacement standard, t

1560

Displacement full, t

1790

Length, m

86.4 pp 91.2 oa

Breadth, m

11.1

Draught, m

3.33 hull 4.50 sonar

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 SEMT-Pielstick 16PC2-5 V400 diesels

Power, h. p.

20400

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

diesel oil 230

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(18)

Armament

10-12: 2 x 2 MM38 Exocet SSM (4 MM38), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 2 x 2 - 70/40 Breda-Bofors Compact Twin 40, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 ILAS-3 TT, helicopter deck

44, 45: 2 x 2 MM38 Exocet SSM (4 MM38), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 2 x 2 - 70/40 Breda-Bofors Compact Twin 40, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 ILAS-3 TT, 1 helicopter (Alouette III)

46: 2 x 2 MM38 Exocet SSM (4 MM38), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 2 x 2 - 70/40 Breda-Bofors Compact Twin 40, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 ILAS-3 TT, 1 helicopter (Fennec)

Sensors

10-12, 44: Decca 1226, DA-05/2, WM-28, LIROD radars, ASO-4 sonar, RQN-3B, TQN-2X ECM suites, 2x Dagaie decoy RL, SEWACO CCS

45, 46: Selesmar NavBat, DA-05/2, WM-28, LIROD radars, ASO-4 sonar, RQN-3B, TQN-2X ECM suites, 2x Dagaie decoy RL, SEWACO CCS

Complement

93

Ship project history: The design, based on the Portuguese Joao Coutinho, was ordered on 1 August 1979. Designed by Blohm & Voss, using the modular concept, these ships allow much flexibility in armament fit according to need. Whole class was built in Argentina with German assistance. First three completed without helicopter hangar. Parker  was the first fitted with telescoping hangar. Armament au-eumemed by two 12.7mm MGs. It was intended to fit whole class with eight MM40 Exocet SSM instead of four MM38. Capable of operating Lynx helicopter, but were equipped with SA 319B Alouette III, later with Fennec.

Modernizations: 2009, all: + LIROD radar (2nd)

Naval service: No significant events.

Rosales 2008

Robinson 2008

Ivan Gogin, 2017-18